Crispy and very tasty, these nibbles will melt in your mouth and are a great way to include healthy algaes into your diet. Sea vegetables are an excellent source of iodine, iron, calcium and vitamin K, as well as a very good source of the B-vitamin folate and magnesium, so it’s worth to give them a go! Eat them warm, take them to the office or munch them away through the day, they are fun, quick and simple to make, and you will only need three ingredients: nori sheets, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
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England’s ‘Play Streets’ Initiative Shuts Down Streets so Kids are Free to Play in their Neighborhoodby Jennifer Chait, 06/17/13 filed under: eco play, green family, green kids
An outstanding new initiative called Play Streets has just launched in Reading, a large town in Berkshire, England. Though an ocean away, this locale’s bright idea is something many communities worldwide should try to imitate and implement. The concept behind Play Streets is to close down a street for a set time in order to allow children to play safely on their own street with friends who live nearby (Yep, just like how we used to play in our neighborhoods as kids). For adults, the program offers the added opportunity to get to know their neighbors. A Play Street can be created for up to three hours, on any day of the week, and up to once every fortnight — giving kids some free time without parents having to worry that they’re running around with cars. Inhabitants of residential neighborhoods can fill out an application requesting to participate. Due to the nature of the program, applicants must collect supporting signatures from about two-thirds of all residents who live on the street. The program will be running as a trial for one year, but hopefully Play Streets will be a success and will continue indefinitely. This program is a great way to help increase childhood activity while allowing kids to simply be kids. Wouldn’t you love to see a program like this in your community?
Most summer camps have eco-friendly attributes, such as kids playing outside, lots of active sports and exercise, nature-minded activities and recycling programs. However, some summer camps go above and beyond the basics in order to make sure kids spend the summer becoming better protectors of the planet. Keep reading to learn about some awesome summer camps that focus on sustainability, conservation and green-minded activities -- and learn how to locate a green summer camp in your neck of the woods.
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With summer already in full swing, I've been daydreaming about that playground, remembering all the fun we had playing hide-and-seek in the crawl spaces and pretending to be pirates spying land from the highest spires. I started wondering if kids these days still had cool playground in which to burn excess calories and let their imaginations run wild. Boy are there ever!
Not only are people still building playgrounds that inspire rambunctious play, they're getting creative about the materials and design. Many are upcycled from creatively repurposed stuff that might otherwise have ended up in the landfill. If you're looking for a family-friendly adventure this summer, seek out one or more of these awesome green playgrounds during your travels!
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Well-dressed kids aren’t born, they’re styled. And funky organic clothing retailer CoolKidsNYC makes it effortless to outfit kiddos in chic apparel. Your little fashionista can express herself in an offbeat organic pineapple print tee or look snappy in the crocodile tee that’s sure to turn heads. We’re stoked about this kid-friendly organic collection that specializes in unique high-quality threads with a bit of inspiration from the streets of New York City. “We find inspiration in the dynamic style and colorful soul of New York City and its diverse neighborhoods. CoolKidsNYC encourages you to experience the fashion sense of artsy SoHo, the urban Hip Hop of the South Bronx, the swagger of Harlem’s 125th Street, the exclusive glamour and flair of Madison and 5th Avenues, the punk-rock and skater styles of the Lower East Side and the bohemian feel of Brooklyn all under one domain,” the brand boasts on its website.
Check out the collection of stylish organic fashions here.
Did you know that early music training benefits your baby’s brain? With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 5 green musical toys for your budding musician! The eco-friendly xylophone pictured above
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Skateboarders rejoice! The new Quinny Jett turns an unassuming jaunt in the stroller into an invigorating skate session. The longboard stroller was designed by Studio Peter Van Riet for Quinny, combining
Unacceptable Levels is a New Film that Documents the Immense Harm Chemicals are Causing People and the Planet
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